Derived from the branches of the tall evergreen tree, Cypress essential oil has a fresh, clean aroma that’s energizing and refreshing.
Cypress is frequently used in spas and by massage therapists. Cypress can be diffused or inhaled directly, but should not be swallowed or taken internally. Cypress contains monoterpenes, making it beneficial for oily skin conditions. It has a grounding, yet stimulating effect on the emotions, making it a popular oil to diffuse during times of transition or loss.
Promoting blood flow, reducing perspiration, and relieving muscle pain are just a few of the handy uses in this oil’s bag-o-tricks. Cypress essential oil enhances security and a sense of well-being, while offering antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and astringent properties.
Let’s take a look at some of what this oil has to offer.
Antibacterial products protect against infections and diseases caused by – you guessed it – bacteria. This includes bacteria that invade the digestive, urinary, and respiratory tract, as well as oral bacteria that can damage dental health. Cypress’ antibacterial activity does not impact the natural flora in the intestines and stomach, but only combats the damaging bacteria that may have invaded.
Antiseptics reduce the risk of infection when someone has open wounds, cuts, scrapes, or other injuries. Cypress essential oil possesses antiseptic properties and so can support proper healing, without worry of infection.
Most bodily pain issues are caused by inflammation of some sort, either internal or external. Essential oils often provide the body with anti-inflammatory activity. Cypress is one of these oils. This oil comes in handy especially for inflammation of the respiratory tract and sore muscles and joints. Whether topical, aromatic, or internal, redness and irritation can be supported through any applicable essential oil applications.
Fungi can infect a person externally or internally and produce more fatalities than other types of infection. The nose, throat, and ears are most at risk for infection and, if left untreated, the issue can spread to the brain. Cypress essential oil fortifies the body’s natural defenses against fungi and the infections they cause, making this oil a superior combatant against foreign invaders.
Astringents are compounds that shrink body tissue, which can be especially beneficial when it comes to skin issues, like acne or bug bites. Astringents don’t stop at the skin, however; they support and strengthen muscle, hair, and even the intestines, protecting against loss of important bodily tissue. Cypress is a powerful astringent, which means it can fortify all of the above.
Uses for Cypress Essential Oil
- Prior to a long run, apply to feet and legs for an energizing boost.
- Apply two to three drops to chest before gardening to promote vitality and energy.
- Diffuse with Lime essential oil for an invigorating scent.
- Mix together Cypress and Grapefruit essential oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil for an invigorating massage.
- Add one to two drops to toner such as witch hazel to help improve the appearance of oily skin.
Directions For Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
See additional precautions below
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
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